Sunday, July 29, 2012

PAST: BOOK TALK: Elliot Perlman discusses his book “The Street Sweeper” at the Embassy of Australisa, 16th & Massachusetts, on TUES, March 12th from 12:30pm -1:30pm, Free

Elliot Perlman discusses the Civil Rights Movement and the Holocaust in his novel “The Street Sweeper”
Tuesday, March 12th
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Note: At the Australian Embassy, Photo ID required for admission
Teaching for Change and the Australian Embassy present internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author, Elliot Perlman, discussing his remarkable new novel,  “The Street Sweeper.” Copies of The Street Sweeper will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Sales of the book will benefit Teaching for Change's Bookstore at Busboys and Poets.

"In addition to a groundbreaking treatment of the role of black troops in World War II and the unionization of Chicago meatworkers in the 1940s, “The Street Sweeper” deals with the extremes of racism and the capacity for bravery, resilience, heroism, guilt and unexpected kindness. Based on detailed historical research and survivor testimony, the novel explores connections between the civil rights struggle in the United States and the Nazi crimes against humanity in Europe. Perlman has been described by the Times Literary Supplement (UK) as ‘Australia’s outstanding social novelist’ and by Lire (France) as ‘the classic of tomorrow’, one of the ‘50 most important writers in the world’."

Embassy of Australia
1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle, or take the S2 or S4 bus along 16th St to either the stop before the underpass, M St, or the stop after the underpass, P St, and walk over to Mass.

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